Miu Miu Dumb Dumb

Miu Miu Kitten Heel Flex Pump with Flower ...  Manolo Thinks is Dumb.

Manolo says, it is not often the Manolo forcefully decries something from the hand of his muse, Miuccia Prada, but this kitten-heel flex pump from Miu Miu is just such the item.

There is no other way to describe this, except, it is just dumb.

Yes, undoubtedly in the wonderfully original and byzantine mind of Miuccia Prada, there is some sort of conceptual-y, ironic-y, post-modern-y thing going on, but here, in the execution of this idea, there is only dumbness.

This shoe could only be worn by the grossest of congenitally ignorant attention seekers. (Insert name of Hollywood starlet here.) Otherwise it is simply unwearable, and indeed, it pains the Manolo to even gaze upon it.

What is perhaps the most troubling for the Manolo is that only last week, the Manolo was praising one of the most beautiful shoes he has ever seen, the truly sublime Prada Corallo Oro sandals.

How is it possible that the same person could be responsible for both items?

And now, the Manolo must go lay down in the darkened room, the cool compress upon his forehead.

11 Responses to “Miu Miu Dumb Dumb”

  1. Noga February 13, 2008 at 1:29 pm #

    Very similar minds produce the Corallo Oro sandals and the Miu-Miu. The diffference is the quality of the imagination, something like the difference between a poet and a Hallmark card writer. Pushing an aesthetic concept to the edge requires a very refined classic sensibility. The “Oro” almost succeeds. The “Miu” falls over the edge. But both are quite unwearable.

  2. Tk February 13, 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    You think the Oro is unwearable? I disagree completely. I can see it everywhere from romantic dates at the lake front seafood cafe, to dancing at the sort of place which sells overpriced margaritas, to the heeled version decorating a simple Grecian dress at the Oscars.

    The flat version of the Miu Mius is much less rediculous, and I think I may find it beautiful. http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/32709

  3. Noga February 13, 2008 at 2:34 pm #

    Yes, you are right about the flat Miu. But in the photo provided by Manolo the flower looks like it is glued to the tip of the shoe which makes it look ridiculous.

    As for the Oro’s, I just can’t see anyone walking very comfortably in them with all these leaves jutting out and the knots digging into the flesh. They would look good on a model posing as a Venus reclining on a sofa. They look beautiful. And that’s what they are: beautiful:-)

  4. deirdre February 13, 2008 at 2:52 pm #

    You know, this shoe might have worked if the toe embellishment was positioned at the heel of the shoe.

  5. deirdre February 13, 2008 at 2:53 pm #

    But I really dislike flex shoes — they remind me of granny underwear.

  6. wannabe February 13, 2008 at 3:15 pm #

    perhaps it is just the right shoe for that special woman who has the need to gallup through the fields, kicking butterflies along the way.

  7. texasexile February 13, 2008 at 6:44 pm #

    A Miu Miu misstep. I don’t like flex shoes and the flower is just plain stupid looking. The Oro (flat version) is a gorgeous sandal but I will reserve comment about their wearability until I try them on . . . . which I intend to do at the earliest opportunity.

  8. raincoaster February 13, 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    This is what happens when you let Kiki Drunkst at the drawing board.

    The Oro is so beautiful that it might almost be worth suffering for, and you cannot tell me that these elastic-top monstrosities are more comfortable.

  9. la petite chou chou February 14, 2008 at 12:25 am #

    I agree with deirdre. Originally I was going to say they would look better without the flower at all, but at the back it might be cute. Plus, I think that color is too reminiscent of Pepto Bismol.

  10. Gigi February 14, 2008 at 1:44 pm #

    Aside from the fact that the proportions are completely off, this is just a stupid-looking shoe. I must ask why??? Just because you can put a silk orchid on the toe of a granny shoe doesn’t mean you should!

  11. Lea Wagner February 15, 2008 at 12:43 am #

    I could have made something like that in the second grade.

    How unflattering, to lengthen the foot like that at the front.

    I do like how they look flexible and easy to wear…Just where to wear them is the question.